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Climate Change at the Crossroads: Merchants of Doubt
Thu, April 21, 2016, 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM PDT
Climate Change at the Crossroads: Merchants of Doubt and its Legacy for Climate Science and Policy at UC San Diego
Please join us at the screening of documentary film Merchants of Doubt on Thursday, April 21, 2016 from 5:30 - 7:30 PM in the Seuss Room of Geisel Library. Light refreshments will be served. This event is free and open to the public.
Lynn Russell, a professor of atmospheric chemistry at Scripps Institution of Oceanography, conducts research on aerosol particle chemistry to increase our understanding of the role atmospheric aerosols play in the Earth's climate. Russell’s colleague Ellie Farahani, executive director of the Climate Science and Policy Master of Advanced Studies program at Scripps, manages international science-policy initiatives and previously conducted field campaigns measuring greenhouse gas concentrations for more than a decade. Russell and Farahani will present the documentary film, Merchants of Doubt, based on the book written by former UC San Diego science historian Naomi Oreskes, who now teaches at Harvard. Russell uses the film in her teaching, which demonstrates how climate change deniers and special interests have attempted to influence the science-policy landscape.
Film Synopsis: Merchants of Doubt is a documentary film, based on the book, about how a group of "influential scientists have clouded public understanding of scientific facts to advance a policital and economic agenda" focusing primarily on global warming.
Climate Change at the Crossroads is an event series in honor of Earth Month featuring Scripps Institution of Oceanography Scientists & Educators. Other events in the Climate Change at the Crossroads series include:
For more information about Professors Russell and Farahani, the Climate Change at the Crossroads event series, and parking for this event please click here.
For questions, please contact the event coordinator, Mariah Fellows, via email at email@example.com.